November 19, 2020

A message from Saskatchewan Education Partners

Healthy and Safe Communities = Healthy and Safe Schools

A Message from Saskatchewan’s Education Partners

Education sector organizations in Saskatchewan have joined together to ask all communities to do their part in following the recommended health measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19 and help keep our schools safe. We have heard the calls to action from health officials, medical experts and doctors – we all must do our part.

School divisions in Saskatchewan started the school year, and have continued, with an abundance of caution – for good reason. Teachers, support staff, boards and administration, bus drivers, custodial and facilities staff, along with the support of students and families, have been working tirelessly to follow the public health guidelines, including: creating cohorts, reducing transitions, limiting extra-curricular activities, increasing cleaning measures and hand washing, and wearing masks. We do all of this because our priority is to provide a safe learning environment.

With increasing rates of community spread and rising cases throughout the province, we do not want our schools to have to close again. We all need to do our part to ensure we have safe and healthy communities that support and wrap around the staff and students in our schools.

Together we can reduce the spread – let’s all do our part to keep Saskatchewan schools safe!

Sincerely,

Dr. Shawn Davidson, SSBA President

Domenic Scuglia, LEADS President

Sherry Todosichuk, SASBO President

Education sector partners:

Saskatchewan School Boards Association (SSBA) https://saskschoolboards.ca/

League of Educational Administrators, Directors & Superintendents (LEADS) https://saskleads.ca/

Saskatchewan Association of School Business Officials (SASBO) https://sasbo.com/